Toddler flown to hospital after fall from window


Firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, along with paramedics from San Diego Medical Services, responded at 1:49 p.m. Sept. 9 to a report that a child had been injured in a fall from a height in the 9000 block of Deer Trail Drive in 4S Ranch.

When they arrived on the scene, the firefighters found that a 20-month-old boy had fallen from a second-story window to the ground below. They began administering aid and called for a Mercy Air helicopter, which transported the boy, who was in fair condition, to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District is “To protect life, property, and environment through prevention, preparedness, education and emergency response.” Formed in 1946, the Fire District now spans approximately 38-square miles and protects over 29,000 citizens. The Fire District currently operates out of four full-time fire stations and serves the communities within and surrounding Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, and 4S-Ranch.